Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Cheryl Stuhr Houston, TX, United States

Posted: 2019-05-22

 

Think and Grow Rich

Chapter 2

Desire

Napoleon wrote, “Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money, wishes for it. Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.”

Barnes' desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE that transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE. It was his dominating desire. And it was his burning desire!

Along with DESIRE it is necessary to BELIEVE and to have FAITH that you deserve and can ACHIEVE riches. If that belief isn't there, then all you are doing is wishing and wanting.

I have had many moments in my life where I had the strong desire and belief that I could do or get something I desired. Like purchasing a new car when I didn't have a dime to my name or finding an ideal apartment in another city. I remember when I put my 2 month notice in to move from my apartment in Arlington, TX. I didn't know where in Houston I was going to move-I hadn't started my search yet, because I didn't have a car. I wanted to move so bad and I wanted a new car so much that I took action and made it all happen. But I had a burning desire to do and have both.

Then there are times, where my desire wanes and it isn't strong and I think some times that I'm just wishing for things to change. As far as financial success that is something that has not materialized just yet. I'm doing some serious work on myself to change my mindset. When you have had a “poverty” mindset for so long, it takes a lot of work to change.

But with the help of our Mentoring for Free Mastermind group, I am getting a lot of support and great insights from our members. I know that success will shine again on me very soon and I know that the people who helped make it possible are right here on the phone.

Thank you Michael, Linda, Nathan and the rest of you in Mentoring for Free.

Cheryl from Houston